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in, in the next half hour. hey, virginia it's 66 headed eastbound you're already slow. from 50 over to 153 that's plus five minutes and that is growing and let's look at some 90s now. video, this is from yesterday. this is the scene out on 95 southbound near -- or after thornburg and this is a tractor- trailer that was on fire as you can see it sparked some brush fires in the area. we're still dealing with this problem this morning. in fact, crews still on the scene this morning taking away lanes as needed. so expect to slowdown. we're not seeing delays anything like this right now and expect to slowdown crossing over thornburg right before route 3. i'll send it back to peggy. >>> at top of the hour here's a look at some of the stories happening today. mid east peace talks come to washington. it's the first face-to-face meeting in two years. >>> ground breaking today for a new home for the national cancer institute. it's off shady grove road in rockville, maryland. eventually it will house 2100 workers. >>> the dramatic candidate for mayor in d.c. take part in a debate today. it's
. construction already complete in triangle. northbound traffic is good. southbound in virginia there is a minor crash on the left side with traffic getting by unscathed to the right. nothing in and out of baltimore. traffic is good on the beltway. back to the news desk. >> of course our top story this morning, hurricane earl starting to make its way up the east coast now. the storm's wrath is now being felt in southeastern virginia. there is flooding in the outer banks. authorities will be out to check for any major damage. the beaches in ocean city, maryland have been closed. >> adam caskey continues our team coverage. good morning, adam. any problems yet out there? >> no real issues out here yet in ocean city. the weather is slowly deteriorating but it really is not that bad. it is clocking sustained winds, a little over 10-mile-per-hour with gusts a little in excess of 15-mile-per-hour. i'm steadily seeing those gusts slowly but surely increase as they have all night. the conditions slowly deteriorate. here is a look at the hurricane. it is 80 miles east-southeast of cape hateras reduced to
those yellowish areas, that's eight to ten inches southern maryland through eastern virginia and the eastern shore. tremendous rains ahead. if you can stay home today do i. devon lucie is in with me and will join us later. right now we throw it over to angie goff. >> getting worse. >> yes. yes. >> let's talk about the tieups we have been tracking since early on. avoid the flooded roadways. proceed with caution. any intersections that you are approaching this morning. this is a big tieup we have been watching all morning. not this plea immediate area. 70 eastbound is closed between the river bridge and 29 columbia pike. traffic is being diverted on to columbia pike and from there the way to get around this until 8 a.m. so pretty much throughout the morning rush is to take 840 or 99. move it outside to 270. things are filling out early. a good amount of volume around germantown road an then we will see more delays than usual given that heavy rain that we will be seeing throughout all morning. let's take you over to the maps again. chevy chase. this is another problem spot. a wa
the westbound freeway and into virginia, stalled vehicles, there's an accident after main avenue, and i will show you the crash near the exit for 110, southbound on 395, notice the accident, traffic getting guide to the left. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by and gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. he was shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe this morning, but there are still many questions. brianne carter is not the discovery channel headquarters in downtown silver spring. good morning, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a sho
>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
, if not dangerous out there. so heads up for 270. let's go to northern virginia, interstate 66, inbound, i'll step out of the way. the picture tells the story, because it is just coming down in buckets out there right now. now we do have word of an accident in maryland. 95 southbound near ruth 212, calvert and beltsville exit. rescue crews should be on the scene. back to virginia, 95 northbound between triangle andunn fries, tractor trailer accident. i-70 remains blocked before you get to baltimore, eastbound because of an accident involving a truck. hopefully that will be reopened according to police maybe in the next hour. but again, that's the story of the morning. joe? >> jerry, thank you very much. a lot of folks in the district are prepared for severe weather. the d.c. department of public works handed out some sandbags yesterday in southeast washington. this move is to help keep homes and businesses from flooding in low-lying areas. d.c. officials remind people to stay away from fallen wires, call 311 forany downed trees or rge limbs causing damage or blocking roadways and sidewalks. >>> as
they were rescued. this is greg. he is in northern virginia bringing us the story of the swift-water rescue. maybe it was dark at the time they were in there. if you cannot see the road, turn around. look how high that was up to the door? >> this water cut the engine out. it takes two feet of rushing water to push a car off the road. 6" of rushing water can knock you down. this is where greg is located in annandale. we have other scenes like this, i'm sure, where you have streams and creeks. you can see on the left area where the waves from the rushing water lapping at the shore line as the creek is expanding as the rushing waters were flowing downhill. >> look at that picture and make sure you don't replicate it. we don't want to hear anymore swift-water rescues because you did not follow the rule. turn around, don't drown. >> we will see more streams and creeks that will become impassible during the morning hours. especially during the afternoon. i still think we have another 5- to-8 hours of moderate-to-heavy rainfall. this is streaming off the atlantic. that red box is a tornado watch.
fine. nice quiet commute out of frederick past 121 to the split. our next stop moves us to virginia. 66 eastbound. everyone is fine this way. moving at speed. moving to the maps the beltway in virginia, drivers are okay from the wilson bridge past 95, past brad took to 66. 395 lanes are wide open past duke street to inside the beltway. finally we will call it a wrap in northeast dc. everyone is moving. there's just a few drivers out here on inbound new york avenue past bladensburg road. back to you. >>> we have a commuter alert for riders who take the red line to work. metro's tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont are scheduled to reopen in 30 minutes. the stations were shut down during the holiday weekend so workers could replace track, rail switches and new tunnel safety lights. new heater tape was also installed to help rail conditions during the winter. >>> it's back to work this morning for discovery channel employees nearly a week after a deadly standoff. last wednesday, police say james lee walked in to the silver spring building and fired as by toll sparking t
, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's look at a picture of maryland, lifting of the beltway at route 4. quiet on the beltway at wilson bridge. looks good on the other side of town at bradley boulevard, to and from 270, a trip. looks fine in hyattstown. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:32. police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by gunmen who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. the gunman was shot by police and killed. >> many questions remain. the incident unfolded in downtown silver spring at the discovery building. courtney robinson has the latest. >> we still have officers on the scene. you can see them in front of discovery headquarters. they are in and out of the building. it is a massive building. many offices. the man kept police at bay four operas yesterday. james lee. he walked into
as it was a few hours ago. want to mention a hurricane watch has now been extended for the virginia coastline up to just south and east of ocean city. let's get to local weather. we are mild. 77degrees. humidity, 64%. winds are out of the south and west at five miles per hour. pressure down a little bit. this area of happen that has been giving us the heat starting to break down. winds will shift a little bit today. this will be the last day of extreme heat as we get into tomorrow and particularly friday. things will start to cool off a little bit as earl approaches here. one more hot afternoon. 95degrees. only a code orange air quality. that is a little better than yesterday. >> earl will cool things down for us toward the end of the week. >> the cool front will cool us down. more on that in a minute. >> okay. >> let's get a look at traffic with lauren demarco. >> right now, light volume helping us out. can you take a live look out there at 66 courtesy of trafficland as you head inbound. no problems through manassas approaching route 50 fair oaks. we have reports of a disabled vehicle blocking
are talking about some areas in eastern virginia down through the northern neck, southern maryland, eastern shore eight inches plus. >> wow! >> we are already five or six. so a foot down there would not be out of the question. flood warnings will be coming up and whatever precautions you have to take to get things high, maybe the basement if that is going to flood, make sure the sump pump is plugged in. temperatures low 70s southeast. upper 50s in martinsburg and cumberland and top off in the 75 to 80-degree range and winds gusting over 20 at pax river. expect that to pick up, as well. it is 4:82. angie -- 4:32. i hope people are staying off the roads. >> everything, a reminder, do not attempt to drive through standing water, especially a lot of high water covers dips in the roads. that can create dangerous situations. already seeing early morning problems. this is not this in the immediate viewing area but will impact drivers. 70 eastbound in howard county between columbia pike and the river bridge. that's where we have all eastbound lanes closed because of an overturned tractor- trailer.
in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely undermined by water and mud. a disaster that collapsed the concrete block wall that used to be the foundatio
in northern virginia where a few vehies got stuck in high water. our team coverage of this wet day continues now with news 4's tracee wilkins in annandale, virginia. >> reporter: here in northern virginia, a big mess with plenty of roads closed throughout the area. here on this road, another example of why you should not try your hand at high water. it was a wet, long, miserable morning commute that started for a lot of drivers on the inner loop of the beltway, after a tractor trailer jackknifed at the 270 split. fuel poured from the truck causing major backups throughout the morning commute. anwhile, in annandale on woodburn road, a v-dot worker says a husband and wife drove through the roadblock and tried to g through this standing water but didn't make it. they both had to be rescued. the water stood about two feet on thear side and a foot and a half on the side the driver tried to go through. >> i work right on woodburn road. i haven't been down there, but i'm wondering what it's like. >> reporter: v-dot crews surveyed flood-prone areas for the possibility of road closures, water ran thr
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amtrak routes between virginia's tidewater area and newport news have been canceled because of the coming storm. these are live pictures from wrightsville beach, north carolina. many tourists and residents have left north carolina's outer banks. it's still unclear how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge will get to north carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. tom is here now to tell us what he sees going on right now and some changes happening as we speak. >>> it looks like the winds are picking up at wrightsville beach. you can see the camera bouncing around, and the surf is getting rougher at wrightsville beach, north carolina. well, let's take a look across the tropical atlantic. we've got three named storms. we've got the major hurricane earl and then far to the south and east of that is a rather disorganized tropical storm, fiona. and that, though, is showing a little more organization as it moves off to the north, and that will likely stay way out to sea and not threaten the atlantic seaboard. farther to the east is gaston. it is a tropical storm and it's heading due
's arrival. but north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hills on the outer banks. >> reporter: calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need recognize they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> reporter: north carolina's outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i guess we'll be all right. >> reporter: evacuations orders are already in effect on okracoke island. more are expected later today. as far north as massachusetts, many aren't waiting for orders, already pulling boats from the water and preparing to ride out the sto
. elkins, westn virginia. there's a cold front off to the west that will clear out the sky is nicely overnight. today will be hot with morning trickles, partly cloudy, 94 degrees. in the sixties tonight. tomorrow, looking great, lowering humidity, lower temperatures, near 80 degrees. now to lisa baden. >>> this picture tells the story. south on 95, from the beltway to the south in newington, there's a crash at the fairfax county parkway. 270 has typical volume. normal pattern into hyattstown. metrorail, dupont circle station has a power outage with no escalators or elevators off with red line trains running through. >>> hurricane earl is starting to leave its mark on the east coast. it is making its presence felt in southeastern virginia. heavy rain, wind, rough surf at the north carolina coast. there are flooded roads on the outer banks. authorities will check for damage at daybreak. the storm is not as strong, but it packs a punch. high surf and deadly recurrence in the aftermath. -- deadly rip currents . >> there are gusts of 15 miles an hour, enough to move my hair and a little r
obama addressed voters in virginia that said he had no idea how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> and pilot jack conroyd called the landing the most significant thing that happened to him in 32 yrs of flying. he praised his crew saying he was no hero, adding, he was just doing his job. >>> hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest at his home in nevada. in a career that spanned 59 years and was in "some like it hot" and the father of jamie curtis, he was 85. back to matt and vieira, certainly a huge loss. >> and jamie lee is a big friend of ours. our condolences go out to her and her ent in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood. when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> that's right. >> great storyteller. >> what a life. >> had quite a life. >> yes, he did. >> amy mentioned that some like it hot movie where he got focus marilyn monroe and reporters asked him aftethe scene, what was it like to kiss marilyn monroe? he thought it was a d i'm meteorologistom kierein. we've got pockets of hea
'll have the latest at 5:00. >>> an ashburn virginia man has been charged in connection with six armed robries across fairfax and loudoun counties. they arrested 29-year-old shawn mabry at his moment yesterday. earlie this month, surveillance cameras captured the suspect using a knife to hole up a hair cuttery. police say mabry's crime spree started when he held up the cash and carry. in september they said he hit four salons including three hair utteries and a kfc/taco bell restaurant. he is still in jail with no bond. >>> we have some breaking news out of manassas, virginia, where firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze. this in the 8300 block of sumner lake. at least three town homes are going up in flame. it was initial lay two-alarm and it has been upgraded now again to three alarms. no word on anyone inside or any injuries. we'll bring you the latest later on. >>> a woman evicted from her northwest d.c. home is moving on after an outpouring of public support. eloisa diaz found her things put out on the street after lenny court battle over unpaid rent. she had so many thing
started doing after the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> we don't have any motives at this time. when you have a situation like this, you're going to get multiple descriptions. >> reporter: police confirmed they believe the gunman acted alone but they still working on figuring out what triggered this attack on one of the largest public universities in the u.s. in new york, laura ingalls, fox news. >>> a. dear who was shot by a patient's son is back at home tonight. dr. david cohen was released from the hospital last night. police say a 50-year-old man shot him earlier this month before then killing his mother and him and dr. cohen had to undergo surgery and spent 10 days in the hospital. >>> the driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan was in court on new charges. she pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car, hit two college students and crashed into a restaurant on september 8th. one of the pedestrians of austria died several days later. adams was originally charged with driving drunk and aggravated assault. >>> a sentencing trial for
. >>> a virginia man is recovering from his injuries tonight after he was attacked and stabbed behind a daycare center in manassas. it happened at the canberry shopping center and that's where peggy fox joins us to tell us more about one of the young suspects under arrest in this attack. peggy. >> that's right. one of the suspects, a 15-year- old boy was caught right away. the other suspect is still on the loose tonight. police describe them as young, hispanic males. the victim is a 59-year-old man, he is a property assessor who is taking pictures behind the building this morning just trying to do his job. >> just as people were coming to work and just after children arrived at the daycare center right behind the playground, a man who was doing property assessment work and taking pictures was attacked in broad daylight. >> two assailants came up from behind him and demanded his camera and money. when he refused, they attacked him. >> two women saw the attack and started honking their horns. one called her coworker in the process. >> she yelled out to the guy, are you hurt? is everything oka
for areas of southeastern virginia as well as delaware, then on into new jersey and our area as well. so we get more in, another two to four inches. we'll probably see some gusts to about 40 miles per hour. jim? >> all right. thank you. our team coverage continues now with the news 4's chris gordon. he's live in kensington where it's dry now but a second rou of torrential rain is expected to hit as we've heard later tonight. >> reporter: we covered a lot of territory today. no matter which maryland community we checked on, we found that people shared similar stories. standing watern the curb lane took many motorists by surprise in beltsville. in bowie, the driving rain made driving difficult. >> i was driving 30 miles an hour coming down 202. >> reporter: were you scared? >> yes. cars coming towards me with no lights on. >> reporter: prince georges and anne arundel counties, roads were clos because of large pools of water that made driving dangerous. in some cases the floodwaters made their way to local homes. >> it's overflowing near my house and running both sides all around my house. >>
say they're aware and ready. >>> hard to imagine, but the commute in northern virginia could soon get worse. the eye popping results of a traffic test completed before thousands of extra commuters cram into one very shawl space. >>> the judges table may look a lot different, but the local contestants are still as nervous as ever. we'll take you to the first round of idol auditions up in jersey next. ananiges ananiges words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wonder
, and 270 was closed for five hours, clogging the evening rush hour way into virginia. >> this is a look at the crash site from chper 4 tonight. interstate 270 north reopened about 90 minutes ago. traffic now is finally getting back to normal. jack bensen is at suburban hospital where family members are arriving to be with the injured. we're with craig where it was just a news conference. craig? >> reporter: we'll get to that news komps conference in a secot everybody on the scene said it was horrifying to see the bus on that embankment the. they're going to be working with the marynd state police hand lipg the investigation, and they told me a short time ago that it could be some time before we know what happened. >> it was just before 4:00 that the bus fell over the flyover. >> i think it just slipped over there. >> moments later, other people who had pulled over started screaming. >> those are the kids, those are the kids. ey all were screaming and some of them were out and then they were handed to me. i just stay with them. >> reporter: the kids would be okay. they were part of a tou
tonight. >> thank you, doug. >>> it's been a difficult day for people traveling through northern virginia and elsewhere in the area. in virginia, drivers had to contend with everything from flooded roads in vienna to a sinkhole in arlington. one couple had to be rescued after their car g stuck in high water in annandale this morning. we have a look at how the evening commute is going there. >> reporter: jim, good evening. we're here live on cambridge road. commuters are trying to get home and beat this storm that's actually rolling through here, as doug just said. all day drivers have been out in the rain. but we've been lucky. the in has tapered off in the last few hours an the conditions out here are slowly improving. as many know, this morning was a completely different story. >> i almost got in five different car accidents. it was raining, downpouring. i had to go out to my car, which is parked outside. i got soaking wet. so my hair looks like this. >> reporter: all across northern virginia this morning, drivers had a tougher than usual commute. on brownsville road in vienna, daring m
the break. we will go back out live and check the conditions in ocean city maryland. >> 200 virginia national guard soldiers are on standby to respond to the storm in the hampton roads area. it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with a blackberry curve, samsung reality, or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> we are continuing to track hurricane earl. this is a live picture of nags head, north carolina. calmer conditions than we have seen at other times as earl is skirting the outer banks. we will continue to keep an eye on conditions in north carolina and ocean city. we will check in with sherri ly. >> tucker is joining us now. >> looks like the worst is over there. good news. we are getting heavy bands of rain offshore across the lower eastern shore. ocean city will get heavy rain. some of that is pin wheeling up to the washington area. some of our southern viewers will be getting rain and then it will get out of here and a nice looking weekend. hang in there. hd radar, a look at the local radar, the bands are pushing to the north and west. we had the outer most
the same for all the way up virginia, maryland, delaware and now watching hurricane earl just south of the cape up in cape cod, new england. let's go on over and show you what's happening. this is earl. now in the last few frames of imagery here it almost looks like earl is trying to move more east of northeast, but these things still wobble a little bit. so it's hard to say if that's going to be something that it decides to do over a long term period and any more movement to the east is a good thing because it will take the core of winds and keep it away from the cape, but they will have a lot of pounding surf up there to deal with, too. in term of its intensity, now this is from the 8:00 observation from the national hurricane center. winds continue to come down now, down to 75 miles per hour just barely a category 1 hurricane and the movement still at present anyway from the national hurricane center is to the northeast and that speed is increasing. that forward speed is increasing up to about 23 miles per hour and it looks like again any of the hurricane force sustained winds sh
you look at those numbers in virginia, when you look at them in new jersey, when you look at them in, all states obama carried by his national average or better, you just do the math turning whiter. and i think the question for the future is that the people who are like the -- are the republicans if they get a majority in the house, if they get a strong bargaining position in the senate, are they prepared to advance and perhaps achieve public policies that are going to work as public policy and that are going to commit voter ovations in subsequent elections. i think that's an open question. if they of. it's field politics are not assured of success. i do think however that in more than any other time i've been following polics, voters are open to a vast cut back in the size and scope of government in a way that they haven't had in most past years. they are aware that the obama mocrats have hugely increased it. minority leader john peters called the other day to say let's go back to 2008 spending levels. it's actually at the intelligence staf in the right direction because most people
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